Jul 27, 2011 5:30pm EDT
strikes pushed leaders in afghanistan to the brink of collapse they're concerned about somalia. >> that would be the next, most significant terrorist threat. it may emanate from the al- qaeda presence. >> reporter: several recently traveled to fight in the civil war. sources tell abc news that 40 smell january -- people from somalia fought. >> not all al-qaeda has come close to drawing muslim americans to jihad. >> reporter: the recruits came from california, minnesota, illinois, new jersey, virginia, alabama and texas. >> they continue to call for strikes against the united states. as a result, we won't let our guard down. >> reporter: the group is forging an alliance with the al- qaeda affiliate in yemen. a leader was captured with evidence showing cooperation between the two groups. >> well, you know it's serious, the group is the focus of a hearing in d.c. today. >>> all right, thank you, jamie. >>> a philadelphia tv reporter becomes part of a story. find out why the reporter was attacked. >>> and this is supposed to be a spill proof gadget, does it really work? we'll put t
Jul 4, 2011 5:30pm EDT
: in afghanistan us service members celebrated america's birthday with cake. >> it is an honor to serve our country. >> reporter: it wouldn't be 4th of july without hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. in new york some people went a little overboard. joey chestnut scoffed down 62 hot dogs in ten minutes. he won his 5th straight nathan's famous hot dog eating contest. >> i came out here to win. >> reporter: in the first ever women's competition sonia thomas took home the title eating 40 hot dogs in ten minutes. >> i can eat something else later. >>> home people line the streets here for the annual parade here on the 4th of july. the parade featured 17 marching bands from all over. there they are the ravens marching band. we had souped up cars, world war ii vets out there. hello, sir. thank you for your service. some parade goers tell us why they love going every year. >> really i like to come because of the police officers because i'm going to be a cop when i get over. i really like the officers. >> reporter: good for you, amber. >> and the marching bands. >> this is the 77th year of the parade.